Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

On Wednesday, September 12, GOOD+ Foundation, a national nonprofit founded by Jessica Seinfeld that provides training and support to fathers and families living in poverty, hosted "An Evening of Comedy + Music" Benefit at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The special evening, which raised nearly $2 million for the organization's work helping families build stability and create an upward trajectory for their children, celebrated the organization's accomplishments and its evolution to better engage fathers for the benefit of their children, families and communities.

The memorable night featured performances by renowned comedian and headliner Jerry Seinfeld, along with Leslie Jones, Gad Elmaleh and Sebastian Maniscalco. In addition, music superstar John Legend performed hits including "Love Me Now" and "All of Me" while Common performed alongside Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins of his supergroup, August Greene. Michael Strahan and Seth Meyers both made special guest appearances on stage.

Additional celebrities and VIP guests included Naomi Watts (Actress), Chrissy Teigen (Model), Chris Rock (Actor/Comedian), Tiffany Haddish (Actress/Comedian), Victoria Justice (Actress/Musician), Chris Harrison (Television Personality), Beth Stern (Actress/Model), Jenny Mollen (Actress/Author) and Jason Biggs (Actor, Who We Are Now), Ali Wentworth (Actress, Nightcap) and George Stephanopoulos (Chief Anchor, ABC News/Co-anchor, Good Morning America), Baron Davis (Former Pro Basketball Player), Ted Sarandos (CEO, Netflix) and Nicole Avant (former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas), Shawn "Pecas" Costner (VP of Player Relations at Roc Nation Sports), Charlotte Groeneveld (Influencer), Georgina Bloomberg (Equestrian/Author), Dr. Mehmet Oz (TV Personality), Stacey Bendet Eisner (CEO and Creative Director, Alice + Olivia) and more.

Highlights included:

Chrissy Teigen supported husband and recent EGOT winner John Legend who took the stage for an emotional performance of his hits "Love Me Now," and "All of Me" plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In the Dark" during the benefit.

Naomi Watts (Actress), Amy Schumer (Actress), and Michael Rapaport (Actor) all stopped by the post-performance party to congratulate Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld and support GOOD+ Foundation.

Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Ted Sarandos talked shop at the post-performance party (see photo in gallery).

Jessica Seinfeld opened the benefit program with remarks highlighting GOOD+ Foundation's recent expansion to help address one of the root causes of family poverty - father absence - with emphasis on the critical impact fathers have on their children, families, and communities.

Recording artist, actor and activist Common performed a spoken word about a young father who regained custody of his little boy with support from GOOD+ Foundation and program partners.

The event was presented by Samsung Electronics America with Platinum Sponsors Johnson & Johnson, Tiedemann Advisors, Valentino and COLLINS, as well as Gold Sponsors American Express, Delta Air Lines and Hearst

In addition to a pre-VIP reception, the party continued after the Benefit program at the nearby Ziegfeld Ballroom. The post-performance party was designed pro-bono by leading event planner and designer Bronson van Wyck and his brand event production firm WORKSHOP. Infusing life into the Ziegfeld Ballroom and perfectly blending the old with the new, WORKSHOP celebrated the venue's rich Broadway history by creating a video art tribute to the glitz and glamour of entertainment in the gilded age. Gorgeous Art Deco mirrored bars and chesterfield couches paid a modern homage to jazz age speakeasies. Colorful lighting revived the original red and gold color palette of the iconic New York theatre for this special occasion.

About GOOD+ Foundation

GOOD+ Foundation empowers fathers and families in marginalized communities with the education and training they need to build a better life. With an early focus on mothers and children, GOOD+ expanded its programming in 2010 to strengthen its support for non-custodial and formerly incarcerated fathers to address one of the root causes of cyclical poverty: father absence. Today, the organization partners with a national network of social service programs to pair goods-such as cribs, car seats, and diapers-with life skills training, employment assistance, financial literacy and co-parenting classes. By giving fathers tools, dignity and opportunities to re-engage with their family, GOOD+ is improving outcomes for children. Since increasing its investment in fatherhood, GOOD+ has provided support to more than 25,000 fathers in cities including Baltimore, Houston, New York and Los Angeles. As a result, mothers are getting the support they need, children are getting access to their fathers, and fathers are learning how to become dads.

GOOD+ Foundation has offices and warehouses in New York and Los Angeles and strategically distributes over $6 million worth of goods each year across the country. In 2017, 90 cents of every dollar donated went directly back into GOOD+ programs. The organization has a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator-the highest rating possible-as well as accreditation by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance for transparency, efficiency and operations.

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

Photo Flash: See Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and More at the GOOD+ Foundation 'An Evening of Comedy + Music' Benefit

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